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in the u.s. completing the journey from russia. the plane landed moments ago at dulles international airport in the washington area. their return completes the spy swap with echoes of the cold war that also sent ten russian agents who have been living here in the u.s. back to moscow. for a look at how it all went down today, here is correspondent david lee miller in new york. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested, ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most on board, including anna chapman, it was a return home. but for vicky, polalles, likely to be a stop on her way to native peru. all expelled from the u.s. after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to act as foreign agent. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoner, three former kgb about and arms controlled researcher. four russian prisoners with flown to air force base in england where two of the russians were dropped off before the plane headed back to the u.s. a russian analyst said it was
. a complex u.s.-russia spy swap was underway late today, involving ten russian agents here and four people convicted of espionage in russia. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on the action in a new york court today and look at russia's deep-cover spy program. >> lehrer: then, we talk to white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> woodruff: tom bearden reports from the gulf of mexico, where scientists are turning to tiny microbes to help clean up oiled marshland. >> lehrer: margaret warner examines the pentagon's new rules for dealing with the news media. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown has a conversation with jean- michel cousteau about his famous father-- ocean explorer jacques cousteau. >> when people ask what do you expect to find? he would always say if i knew, i wouldn't go. so it was the sense of discovery which is, obviously, related it to adventure. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
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, a developing story out of afghanistan. afghan officials say one of two u.s. sailors abducted friday is dead. the other may be wounded and in the hands of the taliban. we'll have a live report. >>> plus, preparing for the worst as arizona's controversial immigration law kicks in next week. a tent city jail with triple-digit temperatures and an expanded section, 1070 name after the new legislation. >>> but first, let's go to some severe weather that's popping up. bonnie schneider in the weather center. >> we're tracking a tornado warning right now for suffolk county on long island in new york. that's on eastern part of new york as you can see here. a tornado possibly indicated on doppler radar near babylon on the south shore. so some communities affected will be robert moses state park where a lot of people go to the beach on a weekend day where it's so hot. as well as islip, you can see the line where the tornado warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. also as you head further out east towards east patchogg facing very severe winds. we had a severe weather with an ef-2 tornado touching down. tr
with the advocacy group, invisible children. this senseless act of violence should serve as a wake-up call to u.s. officials on the need to vigorously address the threat of islamist extremism wherever it lurks. which extends far beyond the middle east. many more lives are at stake. the 1998 east africa embassy attacks exposed and the july 11 kampala attacks affirmed that the united states cannot afford to ignore the activities of extremist groups in africa as they attempt to expand their influence to bolster their ranks and spread their dangerous ideology. we must work vigilantly and cooperatively with other responsible nations to disrupt the operations of extremist groups and hold accountable their regional sponsors. over 18 months ago, mr. speaker, i introduced a resolution, h.con.res. 16, which brings sorely needed attention to the threat of islamic extremism in africa. it is alarming that even after these tragic attacks i have not been able to get the majority to bring this resolution to the floor. i understand that attorney general holder is currently in uganda attending the african union su
plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on those reports. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of a university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against 22- year-old george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing 22- year-old yeardley love in may. the medical examiner said she was killed by a blunt force injury to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham have a nickel. they believe surveillance video of her toyota taken minutes before she was killed. they believe she was driving the car out of the fairfax plaza shopping center on june 27. it is not clear if she was alone in the video or if she was threatened at knifepoint. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> d.c. has seen an increase in the number of sexual assaults. the largest has been in the seventh district, east of anacostia and potomac rivers. police memos obtained showed that serious sexua
of defense has been concerned for more than a year about the problems that the u.s. has been having in cyberspace, both on dod networks, but also on critical infrastructure, and there's a real fear that some of our foreign opponents had the ability to make attack us through this, to hurt dod and so there's a real interest in making dod better able to operate in cyberspace and this is one of the initiatives that the department is making to do that. >> reporter: u.s. intelligent officials are getting more and more concerned that chinese and russian operatives are surveilling computer systems that control places like this, power plants and other key parts of america's infrastructure. contacted by cnn, an official at the chinese embassy in washington called that notion ridiculous, unwarranted and said in a statement, we want to see no more of such allegations of china targeting u.s. infrastructure through the internet. the nsa's mere involvement is creating dispute. "the wall street journal" which first reported this story says in order to detect possible cyber attacks, the nsa would re
some of the money to groups promoting the bill. it's illegal under the u.s. la for the government to lobby for or against abortion in foreign countries. >> back here at home, the spokesman confirmed that the new federal regulations will require healthcare providers to have technology enabling them to calculate a person body mass index. which is used to determine obesity. b.m.i. is a relationship between height and weight and the stimulus package requires providers to have the height and weight information stored electronically and available on new exchange. new test results are in for the temporary fix of the well cap in the gulf. officials say it's good news, worries still persist over potential leaks. correspondent william la jeunesse is here with an update. good evening. >> since capping the well, they expected increase in pressure from methane. they expected the 2500 pounds per square inch, they got 6700. so while there is no evidence of a leak, there is ambiguity of the finding. what does it mean for the gulf? more uncertainty. >> until it's stopped permanently, i have no tru
-military spending in to that bill. the u.s. trade deficit widened by 4.8% in may to $42.3 billion. that's the highest level in 18 months. job openings dropped in may to $3.3 million to $3.2 million. layoffs were up slightly. wall street hot streak continued today. dow gained 146 3/4. s&p 500 added more than 16 1/2. the nasdaq was up 43 2/3. federal judge in new york cleared for trial the first guantanamo bay detainee to be prosecuted in a civilian court. the judge ruled that galahni's five-year detention and two-year interrogation were not grounds for dismissal. the mental image many people have of the guantanamo bay facility is probably pretty grim. national correspondent catherine herridge shows us tonight reality is quite different. >> detainee dumping the dirt is actually gardening. for the 181 detainees remaining at guantanamo bay, the quality of life is apparently improving. playstation, board games, nintendo, there are more ways than ever to pass the time. popular titles in the library include harry potter and "twilight" a series about teen angst and vampires. by contrast, convic
and this will go down to the wire. most powerful democrat in the u.s. senate has a lot to worry about in the next hundred days. >> gregg: all right. carl cameron, carl, stay with us it's a little tricky. >> blackjack, actually. >> gregg: we're streaming nevada events. check it out at 10:00 brian wilson will host a one hour special from america's election headquarters, bringing you al franken bringing closing remarks at the event. >> a political show down in the nation's capitol. president obama and gop taking shots at one another, criticizing jock creation proposals. molly henneberg is live from d.c. with the details. molly, i understand the president says the u.s. is finally headed in the right direction with the economy so we ask, what specifically did he mean? >> well he named or he listed a couple of things that his administration has done, to quote, get us out of this recession including new regulations on the financial industry, more money for the clean energy sector and tax cuts for working families. he criticized john boehner saying gop wants to repeal the health care law and keep tax cut
it for you on "happening now". >>> first new evidence the largest u.s.-russia spy swap since the cold war appears to be in motion, a lawyer for one of the accused russian spies telling fox news talks are underway right now for a spy swap, the ten suspected russian secret agents, arrested last week, set to appear in courtrooms today, ig nowhere sutiagon is suspected of spying for the united states is no longer in a moscow prison but has been flown to vienna in what appears to be another step to be a deal to trade accused spies. our david lee miller is outside the federal courthouse in lower manhattan. i guess the big question, david, is there a swap and how close are we. >> reporter: it seems almost certain that there is a swap underway, and we are very close to that swap being completed, but there are still a number of obstacles, jon, that must be overcome. we cannot ignore the fact that igon sudiagon is in vienna, he had been in custody in russia, convicted of spying for the united states and the fact that he has now been released is a very significant step forward. we talked to his atto
battle ground for u.s. troops in afghanistan. we're talking to one expert who says the intelligence leaks are more damaging than suicide bombings. and from the rig explosion that killed 11 people to the oil spill that damaged a way of life for thousands of coastal neighborhoods, the crisis reaches day 100 and a new criminal investigation is under way. hello, i'm chris jansing. and less than 12 hours before arizona's controversial anti-immigration law was to go into effect, a judge has ruled to block the most controversial parts of it. still, protestors have been gathering in arizona. at least one sheriff there plans to go ahead with a planned round-up of illegals, and more court battles are sure to follow. pete williams joins us now. and pete, give us the headlines for this ruling. >> you know, this ruling is based on one thing that was not at the -- originally the main argument against him. what opponents said was this would force police to engage in racial profiling. the judge said this would preempt federal law, so the judge put a hold on the enforcement of the law while this issue ca
portable heat-seeking missiles against u.s. aircraft. secret commando units are working off a capture kill list of 70 insurgent commanders. julian is defending the move. >> the material doesn't reveal just cases by the u.s. military. of course, as the u.s. military is reporting on all the abuses by the taliban and suicide bombers and ieds going off and so on, so it does describe the abuses by both sides in this war. and that's how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> joining me now from london, our senior national correspondent nick robertson and rezla sayid. nick, we'll start with you. does this compromise the security of our allies as members of the white house have clearly said? >> it certainly is going to have some sources looking at what they are saying, who they are saying it to and what are the consequences if they get caught as a result of these types of leaks in the future. if you are compromising your sources, then you are compromising your source. is anyone going to die as a result of this? well, the site that ha
for water and other projects. clinton's trip comes as richard haas tells news week that the u.s. needs to rethink afghanistan. that we're not winning and it's not worth it. he is suggesting a drawdown of troops. after nine years of war, continued involvement in afghanistan isn't likely to yield lasting improvements. it is time to scale down our ambition there and reduce and redirect what we do. >> others say that is not the time to leave. >> it's very difficult conflict. it will take a long time, sometimes hard for americans to swallow, but the notion that we can afford effectively to pull out causes risks and dangers for the united states down the road that are just almost impossible to quantify. >> reporter: it sounds like what secretary clinton will be arguing in kabul on tuesday. >> gregg: the search is on for right now for carjackers that killed an off-duty police officer in chicago. officer michael bailey was killed on his way home from work early this morning. 20 year veteran just two weeks from retirement, police say the shooting occurred when two men tried to steal his buick s
they handed out huge bonuses and with citigroup being the biggest offenders since they haven't paid the u.s. taxpayer back, but the pay master may be leaving out one big important piece of information, that according to fox business network's stuart varney. everybody gets very riled up about this. there's a lot to understand here, though, and i know you want to lay out some of that for us. >> number one, the pay czar, he cannot claw back the money. he can ask for it back. does not have the legal authority to take it back. point number two, 11 of the 17 banks which paid these bonuses actually repaid all of the bailout money in full with interest and with profit to the taxpayer. he did not call them obscene or huge bonuses, he called them ill advised and unmerited, and some of these bonuses may have had to have been paid because of the contractual obligations to the executives involved. number ', you're right, citi may well have been the biggest offender because of one big particular earning trader. number four, are we absolutely sure that this is not a political attack on the banking industr
right. mike viqueira on the white house lawn, thanks very much. >>> new reports of just how much the u.s. paid that iranian scientist for secrets of iran's nuclear program. jim miklaszewski joins us from the pentagon. mick, the numbers are staggering. the cia paid $5 million and one report said offered him $50 million to not return to iran. do we know how true the report is? >> reporter: the claim from the iranian nuclear scientist himself and no basis to that fact but u.s. officials confirm that the cia paid this nuclear scientist $5 million after the scientist defected to the united states but he's now returning to teheran. good news here according to u.s. officials is this person cannot get the hands on that money. he returned to teheran overnight a hero's welcome and reunion with his wife and son who may have been in danger back there in iran but the money is in frozen accounts controlled by the u.s. government for the time being. one of the big questions here, chuck, is once sanctions if they're ever lifted on iran would he then have the ability to get at that $5 million? but there'
york to break down the numbers from the u.s. census bureau. carter? >> reporter: so get this. here is the number of americans who own their homes. it is 66.9% right now. that is the lowest number since 1999. the paeg was 69.2% in 2004. doesn't sound like a big difference percentagewise but that's millions and millions of homes. that was the housing boom in 2004. remember that? money was cheap and easy to get. now everybody is unemployed. they can't pay their bills. homes are getting foreclosed on. and they are flooding the market. nearly 19 million homes were vacant in the second quarter. this counts homes for sale and, if foreclosures. many people are coping by moving in with family or renting. expiration of first time home buyer is hurting. second lowest pace on record. home prices are back where they were in 2003. the bottom line right now is that homeownership is not guaranteed very many it once was. during the housing boom, many people were looking at their home primarily as an investment. not a place that they were going to live for 30 years or more. i think that perspective
the u.s., off to vienna last night. moscow and washington moving quickly to swap spies and bring an end to an embarrassing mess. >>> the new king of south beach lebron james tells the world he is leaving cleveland for miami to play for the heat. while one city rejoices, the other mourns. we will have reaction just ahead sg. >> e-mails announcing the deaths of several u.s. senators went out to news organizations. they looked legit. it was all one big fat joke and not a funny one. now, the capital police are investigating that. the latest from our team in d.c. coming up. >>> the a.m. fix blog up and running. what's your announcement to the lebron james announcement or anything else in the news. go to cnn.com/a.m. fix. >>> the big story we have been talking about. ten convicted russian spies have touched down in vienna, austria. they were on a jet to laguardia after being expelled from the united states. the two superpowers showed how quickly governments can get things done when motivated working with lightning speed to put an embarrassing incident behind them. susan is here. what's the la
with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
with at least two of the four people convicted of spying for the u.s. they were exchanged for ten confessed russian acts busted on u.s. -- agents busted on u.s. soil. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most of those on board, including anna chapman it was a return home but for a naturalized u.s. citizen, it is likely to only be -- to be only a stop on her native peru. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoners, three former kgb agents and arms control researcher. the actual spy swap took place in vienna, austria. one russian analyst says even though it was a lopsided exchange of ten for four, the u.s. got the better deal. >> i think the swap was quite pragmatic for the until. we gave up -- for the united states. we gave up a spy ring here that didn't seem to do great damage to u.s. national security. in exchange we received a number of potentially high level, highly valuable russian intelligence officers. >> reporter: the f
to the cold war. u.s. officials appear on the verge of swapping alleged agents with moscow. pete williams is nbc's justice correspondent. pete, round up the usual suspects. we're suddenly still have spies in moscow and handle this case? >> reporter: well, so it would appear. we can't say that for 100% certain and sure looks that way now. there are two sort of things happening. the first is the defendants have all been brought together in new york for a hearing today. they could well plead guilty. this is a very fast-moving case. the government just filed the indictment against them yesterday after the earlier criminal charges filed. they will be in court. first chance to plead and may plead guilty. if that happens, then we go to step two which is at least in the works a swap. those ten, perhaps not all, but most of those ten in exchange for ten people held in russia charged by the russians with spying for the u.s. now, on the old days, chuck, they would have been brought to the bridge of spies in berlin but that's no longer a divided city and could be happening very fast in vienna. a man
in austria. the u.s. says this is a good deal for them. even though it was four people given to the u.s. and ten given to russia. the four were much more high value. they were in failing health. the u.s. was eager to get them out of harsh confinement. it does send the message you say that the u.s. will try to stand by people who aid the west. and finally, the ten here never gain anything of value to value. they were sending people who never made much of a dent. for that reason, there was no great justice department interest in having them serve any time. they were available to send back. this was a great opportunity to get these four out is the way the u.s. ultimately looks at it. then, also, it wipes the slate clean of what had become an irritant in an effort to improve relations between the u.s. and russia. >> and exactly on that point, the attorney general eric holder was out here and we had a chance to talk with him briefly and this was his response. >> we wanted to make sure that we did this as quickly as we could so we didn't have any kind of ongoing negative impact between the go
for another month. those russians accused of spying in the u.s. may be heading home in a prisoner swap. it was widely reported today that an exchange is in the works. five of the russian suspects were being moved from virginia and boston, to new york. the other five suspects are already there. they could be traded for several people convicted in russia of passing secrets to the u.s. more than 50 iraqis were killed in attacks across baghdad today. 32 of them died in a suicide bombing. the victims were shi-ite pilgrims crossing a bridge to a shrine to commemorate a shi-ite saint. the attack came despite tight security. the u.s. toll in afghanistan rose again today as three more troops died in a roadside bombing in the south. that made 10 americans killed so far in july. also today, an airstrike mistakenly killed five afghan soldiers in the east. the afghan ministry of defense-- m.o.d.-- complained, and the international security assistance force-- i-saf--said a joint investigation was underway. >> ( translated ): we have started investigating the incident since this morning, we also con
them to one of the new york airports to be transported to moscow. >> as the u.s. strikes a deal with the former enemy, it mends fences with an old friend. >> the bond between israel and the united states is unbreakable. >> the bond between the united states and israel is unbreakable. >> while on the domestic front, republicans and democrats look for a little mojo. with the president on the campaign trail -- >> hello, nevada, hello kansas city! >> carnahan wants to move forward. missouri wants to move forward. that's the choice in this election. moving backwards or moving forwards. >> as republicans debate among themselves, who speaks for the party? >> every time something happens, you know, people say oh, step down. well, the reality is that's not happening. so stop the noise on that. >> you don't want to mess with me. >> i'm joined by pierre thomas of abc news, christi parsons of "tribune" newspapers, john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times," and john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news.>> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live fr
russian spies on the tarmac in moscow. the u.s. attorney conforms the largest u.s.-russia spy exchange since the cold war is a success. we have a live report. patti ann: in the middle box, sarah palin releases a brand new campaign-style ad. is it a sign she'll run for president in 2012. jon: forget how much is the doingy in the window, a proposed new law in one city that would ban pets, almost all of them. a major u.s. city considering the measure. patti ann: take a look at our newsroom, breaking news coming in from across the country and around the world. jon: president obama is in nevada to talk about green jobs and to help raise money for senate majority leader harry reid. the president, hosting a fund-raiser last night in las vegas, telling the crowd he needs senator reid's help in washington. reid is struggling in his reelection campaign against republican sharron angle a. tea party favorite. anita vogel streaming live from las vegas. will president obama's visit help or hurt harry reid here, anita? >> hi there jon. probably both. harry reid needs the president's help in vegas, ne
drama that started with the arrests nearly two weeks ago now has ended with a flight out of the u.s. and a spy swap straight out of the movies. pete williams is nbc's justice correspondent. well, pete, i'm sure you're sorry to see this story go. tell us how it went down in the final hours. >> still a bit up in the air quite rit rally because the ten russian spies on their way to russia. the plane left new york last night. landed in vienna this morning meeting the plane from russia carrying the four exchanged to the west. they were swapped on the tarmac and then both planes took off. the russian plane now on its way with the ten and some of their children, savannah. american authorities worked out with the russians that the couples that had children here in the u.s. could take their children with them. the children are, of course, american citizens born here and free to come back. the ten agreed as part of the plea eagreement to not enter th u.s. without permission. they gave the real names in their real russian names. admitted to a single charge that they were secret agents. they we
are killing u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> plus, what secretary clinton says about the hunt for osama bin laden, the lockerbie bomber and chelsea clinton's fast approaching wedding. good afternoon. i'm savannah guthrie in for andrea mitchell, and we'll begin with that fresh new look and size and scope of america's counterterrorism efforts, an effort that's grown so much, so fast, that it may actually be making it tougher to stop threats to the u.s. with me now nbc's justice correspondent pete williams who has been poring over this reporting coming out of the "washington post." pete, to you. what is the main headline here? what really caught your eye? >> what "the post" is saying that it's grown so fast without any careful design, just sort of adding new things on, that it's so big nobody really knows how big it is, and it's so big that there are overlapping areas where the intelligence community is doing things where other people doing those things don't necessarily know. >> it's like urban sprawl from a legislative standpoint. >> exactly. >> and they say it's nationwide. it's operating t
the u.s. and russia has reached based on dialogue the presidents have had, defense officials have had. >> there has been many reports on the reach of sanctions -- breach of sanctions. what are you doing to [inaudible] >> with the recent security council of resolution, now comes the important step of implementing it. every country has a responsibility to abide by its international obligations. we have had a specific conversation with iraq over the past couple of weeks, but that is something -- i will check to see if that was on his list of topics. >> they are in violation of these sections. >> i will check to see if this was an issue that was raised in the last couple of days. >> [inaudible] [unintelligible] >> no, the elections have taken place. these were decisions for the japanese people to make. we will work closely with the japanese government on issues of mutual concern. >> no concerns whatsoever? [unintelligible] >> i will defer to japanese political commentators to describe the applications. we will work closely with the japanese government. >> on north korea. there will be a m
swap at the end of's airport this morning, the u.s. gave up 10 russian foreign agents in exchange for four once imprisoned in russia, accused of spying for the west. all 10 russians pleaded guilty in a manhattan federal court yesterday, expediting the swap. the sentence, 11 days already served and the condition they never returned to the states. senior administration officials say it showed growth between russian and u.s. and prosecutors believe it sends a greater message. but its use by americans in america you will be exposed. >> for year the agents monitored the ring. this data never gathered sensitive information. they lived normal lives and even raising children. most of the children are also now in russia, except those of vicki -- they will remain in the u.s.. >> i would have been completely discombobulated if i found out my parents were spies. >> as for the four now free and headed to the west, they, too, had to admit they worked against russia, gathering information for the west. officials say national security as well as the prisoners' health played a role and those selec
responding to claims that the report will put the lives of u.s. troops at risk. >> i think it's too early to say yet. it's clear that it will shave an understanding of what the past six years of war last been like, and that the costs of the what are needs to change, the manner in which it needs to change is not yet clear. bill: we are digging keeper on that today. it's a major headline. i'm bill hemmer. martha has vacation. >> reporter: i'm in for her. the move is sparking anger from the pentagon to the white house. gym jones is calling it irresponsible sphao fox news has not confirmed the ahh then advertise a see of the reports but they are sending ripples throughout washington. some of the most damaging aspects of the leaked documents are what, mike. >> reporter: bill, juliet good morning. the most damaging aspect is pointing the finger at pakistan over its roll helping the taliban. the isi is accused of aiding and in some cases funding the inch insurgency against u.s. troops in afghanistan. in the 91,000 documents covering january 2004 to december 2009 is some revolutions about perhaps
sleeper agents have been sent back to russia. in exchange, the u.s. is receiving four men accused by moscow of spying for the west. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is live for us in washington. pete, i've been watching you cover this thing minute by minute. i don't know how you can catch your breath. this has happened so quickly. >> reporter: well, and it's all over now. the plane carrying the ten russians from u.s. landed in vienna. they got off, landed, the four from russia landed in vienna earlier today. that plane has landed in the united kingdom where those four agents accused -- convicted of spying for the u.s. and western agencies in russia will be deep death briefed by british and american officials before some of them, probably not all of them, eventually come to the u.s. but that's a ways away. they'll stay a while in the uk for this rest period. so it's finally over, tamron. now some of the ten, at least one of them, at least, will not stay in russia. that is what their lawyers say. at least one of them, originally from peru, intends to go back to peru and the
visiting with u.s. troops. let's go to baghdad. do we know where the vice president may have been at the time of these attacks? >> reporter: at this stage, they are not confirming the whereabouts of the vice president or the attack. nor are they saying where they are right now. all of this is for security reasons. they are saying that a small explosion happened. they are looking into the incident. when we asked them specifically about mr. biden's whereabouts, they said this attack caused no casualties or damage. iraqi police we are talking to are saying that they believe the cause of the explosions were three mortar rounds. if you remember in september when the vice president was here, there was an attack where mortaar rounds fell as well. the vice president there was this evening giving a speech and meeting with various iraqi and u.s. officials. all of this against a backdrop of the u.s.'s continued drawdown from iraq. remember they are trying to hit that target of 50,000 troops by the end of august. we heard earlier from the vice president where he was emphasizing the security g
. doing $1 million in annual sales to the u.s. alone. why isn't bp using this peat moss to soak up part of the spill? the owner of the peat moss company telling that newspaper bp has informed him it cannot use it it because the oil giant would not then be able to retrieve the oil afterwards. you may translate that as, the oil giant would not be able to sell the oil afterwards. bp and it's co-conspirators gaining from previously unreported tax benefits. it's allowed to write off the rent it paid to transocean that owned deep water horizon in order to lease the oil rig. that saves bp hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. transocean having fled first to the cayman islands and switzerland to lower its corporate tax bill by almost 15%. the center for american progress counting nine different subsidies that the u.s. government gives to an industry that makes more than any other industry, including, refunds for drilling costs and refunds for searching for oil. subsidies make up 88% of all federal subsidies, just cutting the oil and gas subsidies out would save the u.s. government $45 billio
orleans. >>> the u.s. military bars women from combat units. a congresswoman wants that to change since women are getting shot at anyway. she says the policy acts as a glass ceiling. >> reporter: a california congresswoman said if women were allowed into the infantry and other combat jobs it would open up more promotions and better prepare them for attacks and ambushes they are already facing. >> they don't get enough of that training. they don't get enough of that time. >> reporter: the army says all soldiers deployed to iraq and afghanistan get some combat-specific training such as convoy, live fire exercises. reaction to ambush, weapons training, combat life saver training and other skills. when what is in afghanistan i spoke with someone. >> we do this one drill where we have all our gear on, like a full combat load. we do a whole bunch of pushups and sprint and try to shoot so we understand what it's like to shoot under pressure. >> in the civilian world there is a reason human resource supervisors don't become ceos but sales executives do. they are directly involved in what that b
and that would be the u.s. part of the spy swap, the russians would send then people here to the u.s. we don't know exactly how many would be sent to the u.s. in return. in cold war style spy swap. but it certainly does appear that, you no he, the plea negotiations are -- have moved ahead sufficiently that they can try to get this done this afternoon when the ten appear in federal court. >> all right. we'll be watching for that court hearing, as i said, later this afternoon. pete, thank you. >> you bet. >> my big question today, is russia a bigger threat than we realize. share your thoughts on twitter, facebook or e-mail if you have thoughts about how the spy swap is going or memories of cold war, go ahead, give me a shout. >>> part of a global plot targeting other countries. the attorney general called that plot one the most dangerous since 9/11. it was part of a larger conspiracy by al qaeda that included a plan to target mass transknit england and we're getting new details this hour about arrests in norway. first, the three under arrest are suspected members of al qaeda, second, police sa
, their history. i am incredibly proud of being a u.s. citizen and having been born in mexico. a few years ago, i was talking to a writer from chile, and she was telling me that for many years, she was having these conflicts. she did not know if she was from chile or if she was from the united states. she felt that she needed to choose, and then, 9/11 came, and she realized she did not have to choose, that she could be at the same time from the united states and from chile. i do not have to choose. i can be from both, and i am very proud to be from both countries. >> "dying to cross," which was written after the victoria, texas, where the 19 people died? >> 19 people died trying to get into the united states. >> you are writing this, the mexican government has never under any administration made any type of serious effort to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants to the north, never. that is because it was not and is not in the country's best interest. the main focus of president vincente fox's electoral campaign was about crossing the border illegally, but the end result was nothing more than
the president approved swapping the suspects and the u.s. gave russians names of the four it wanted release. the attorney for the accused spy -- the attorney for the woman who went by the name anna chapman talking the case. robert bond says her crimes were minor. >> she was passing without being specific, never identified the government and the messages, if they were identified would have been very trivial everyday information. no secrets whatsoever. >> the prosecutor said the case was devastating. >> i think they like to say that about every case. >> shepard: he also said chapman would have prefered to stay in the united states and said she is now headed back to moscow. david lee miller in the new york newsroom. what can you tell us about the four men russia sent to the west? >> we know enough to say it looks like the u.s. came on top in this deal. analysts a lopsided arrangement. we sent 10, four came back. looks like the four could be in the spies' hall of fame. let me give the quick laundry list. the one we've heard the most about recently a physicist convicted of spying for the united
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is one of the four bridges to across between the u.s. and mexico. that's the only one still closed for pedestrian foot traffic. two of the three bridges closed this morning, two have reopened including the world trade bridge, where half of all mexican commerce and trade passes between the countries. the river crested last night. the highest level in 45 years that you mentioned. third highest crest on record. the flood stage is 8 feet. as the water re-credes we get to say what it is leaving behind. a little bit of rain today but then back to texas weather. 95 to 100 and sunny skies. today is nice and refreshing, not bad on the ramp to the river which should be going into a shopping mall. >>> bp could change out the cap on the leaking well tomorrow. the obama administration says cold weather could speed up the plans to get a new cap on. it could contain more oil but means oil will flow unrestricted for a period of time while they make the switch. volunteers are moving 50,000 sea turtle eggs from the west coast of florida to the east coast. they want to give them a fighting chance at
to exchange the body of a u.s. serviceman forrin insurgent prisoners. they say the sailor was killed in an ambush two days ago, and another u.s. serviceman was taken into custody. taliban says the pair drove into an area under insurgent control, prompting a brief gun fight. it is unclear what led the men to leave their compound. the u.s. launched a massive air and ground search for the two missing men after they did not return to the compound on kabul on friday. elsewhere, five troops have been killed in separate bombings, putting july as the deadliest months for u.s. troops since the war began nine years ago. >>> new video this morning of former cuban president fidel castro appearing on state-run television in cuba. he attended a ceremony to pay his respects to fallen firefighters -- or rather fallen fighters in his revolution. during the public appearance, castro warned of an impending nuclear war sparked by the u.s. he says, and israel. this is the first video of him leaving havana since he had had surgery in july of 2006. >>> ships are getting back in place this morning at bp's b
. the exchange of 14 spies took less than an hour and a half. the u.s. getting four people being held in russia on charges they spied for the u.s. u.s. officials say some of those freed by russia were ailing. they also say at least one of the four spies may have exposed information leading to the capture of two of the most damaging spies ever caught in the u.s. and those names could be familiar to somebody out there. we're talking about robert hanson. the swap allowed moscow to avoid ten spy trials in the u.s. that would have potentially spilled embarrassing details of how the agents who posed as ordinary citizens, even having lived here, how they apparently had recovered very little information of value for russia but managed to be watched by the f.b.i. for years and years on end. back here live. the exchange as you mentioned earlier is the largest since the cold war. many saying if was -- it was done really to help the u.s. and russian relations continue to go on the line it's been on, the good relations they've been forging over the last few years. it's really not known what is going to beco
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